Our Terms of Use

Hello

We are The Purple Vision. These are our terms of use. They tell you:

  • The rules for using our services
  • What you can do with our content
  • What we can do with things you post or upload, such as music and videos.

Your rights and responsibilities, basically – important stuff.

We’ve kept them as short as possible. So do read them, and check in for updates as the latest version always applies (we’ll usually only make updates when we release a new service, change how we provide a service, or have to comply with a new legal requirement). If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use our service.

Our full legal name and address is The Purple Vision Legacy Limited of

66 Prescot Street London E1 8NN.

When these terms apply

Read these terms before using our Platform, website and services. Whenever you use our Platform you agree to these terms.

You’re also agreeing to stick to our:

Privacy and Cookies Policy – https://www.thepurplevision.co.uk/privacy-policy

Read it too.

If you don’t stick to all these terms then we can suspend or terminate your use of our Platform, services and your account.

But first…

What’s this about "services" and "content"?

That’s media speak for:

  1. Services

Anything digital offered by or on behalf of us. Such as:

  • Our website
  • Apps
  • Podcasts
  • RSS feeds
  1. Content

Anything that’s available through those services via our Platform. Including:

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Images
  • Software
  • Technical stuff such as metadata and open-source code
  • Anything made by people using our services. User-generated content, that’s called.

Description of our Platform

Our Platform is a hosting, content and ideas sharing service. Artists and Registered Members may submit, upload, post and share audio, videos text, pictures, graphics, comments and other content, data and information (Content) which will be stored by us at the direction of our Artists and Members and may be shared and distributed to such Artists and Members using the tools and features provided as part of the Platform and accessible via our website, apps and elsewhere. Our Platform allows Artists and Members to interact with one another and to contribute (and inspire) one another.

When other terms apply

When you use someone else's services or products, they will have terms for using them. For example, if you buy anything on our site, the company processing your payment will have their own terms. We’ll make it clear to you when other terms apply.

Child-friendly services and tools

If you are under 16 you’ll need to obtain your parent's or guardian's permission before using any interactive features of our site, such as registering with us, becoming an artist or transmitting or uploading any content onto our site.  Remember not to reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else, including your telephone number, home address or email address, to us or to any other user of our site.

Terms for using our services and content

A few rules to stop you (and us) getting in trouble.

These apply to our services and the content appearing on our site. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create new works deriving from the content on our site. You will need our prior written permission (and those of our artists) if you want to use any content on our site for any other reason.

From time to time, we may make available some parts of our services (including without limitation forums or communities) or all of our services only to those users who have registered with us. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not share it with anyone else. If you fail to comply with this requirement we reserve the right to end your registration.

We make no representation that any of the content or services on our site is appropriate or available for use in your country. You are responsible for ensuring that your use of our services is in compliance with all applicable local laws and regulations.

  1. Don’t mess with our services

What do we mean by that? This sort of thing:

  • Hacking them
  • Trying to get around our content security technology (software that stops people copying our content)
  1. Don’t harm or offend other people...

...while using our services or content. That means:

  • Don’t damage our reputation by associating us with sexism or racism, for instance
  • Don’t get us sued – by defaming (damaging the reputation of) someone, say, or commenting on an active lawsuit
  • Don’t harass or upset people
  • Don’t post or upload anything offensive or obscene
  • If you disagree with someone, attack the argument, not the person.
  1. Don’t pretend to be us

That includes:

  • Recreating a service or copying the look of a service
  • Using our brands, trade marks or logos without our permission or those of any artists
  • Using or mentioning our content in press releases and other marketing bumph
  • Making money from our content or services.

Shareable Content

Content that’s shareable will have one or more of these buttons next to it:

  • Share
  • Embed
  • RSS
  • Social media buttons for posting to Facebook, Twitter and so on.

We don’t always own the copyright for shareable content. Sometimes we have to get a license or permission from the people who made it.

So stick to these rules. Otherwise, among other things, the people who made it won’t want to make content for us again.

You’ll need to get our permission first for any business use, and you might have to pay a fee.

When you share to a social media platform their terms will apply. Do read their terms (which you can search for online).

Shareable content - what you can do

  1. Use sharing buttons

To share a link to our content on your website or social media.

  1. Post comments and views...

… about our shareable content. That’s fine. Encouraged, even.Just as long as they’re not evil.

Shareable content - what you can't do

  1. Don’t use shareable content to harm or offend. And don't put shareable content with harmful or offensive stuff.

Here’s a list of things that may harm or offend:

  • Insulting, misleading, discriminating or defaming (damaging people’s reputations)
  • Promoting pornography, tobacco or weapons
  • Putting children at risk
  • Anything illegal. Like using hate speech, inciting terrorism or breaking privacy laws
  • Anything that would harm our reputation or the reputation of our artists.

Creations - what they are

This part is about when you create your own content by:

  • Uploading something of yours to one of our services – like uploading to comment boards and forums
  • Uploading your music, clips or photos to our site.

Creations - the terms

  1. There might be tinkering

Some services have tools that let other people use, reproduce, modify or edit your creation, or make things inspired by it.

  1. Personal Information

We (or the provider we use so you can upload your creation) will not share the personal information you provide to us without letting you know first. Read more on how we use your personal datain our [Privacy Policy] 

c. We might contact you

To check if you’ve got permission to use any music, images, clips or text in your creation. Or just for administrative purposes.

Creations - what you can do with them

  1. When you own the copyright

Any and all audio, text, photos, pictures, graphics, comments and other content, data and information that you upload, transmit, submit, exchange or make available to or via the Platform (Your Content) is generated, owned and controlled solely by you (either as an Artist or Member) and not by us. You own the copyright in Your Content if your creation is completely new and original. Which usually means it doesn’t feature anyone else’s content, such as videos and music.

We do not claim any ownership rights in Your Content and you agree that Your Content remains your sole responsibility. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for Your Content and that Your Content does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other party. You also acknowledge that The Purple Vision acts merely as a passive conduit and/or host for the uploading, storage and distribution of Your Content and that you are solely responsible for all Your Content that you upload, post or distribute to, on or through the Platform and to the extent permissible by law The Purple Vision excludes all liability with respect to Your Content and the activities of users, Artists and Members with respect thereto.

Its Your Content, so, you can do whatever you like with it (within reason).

You can share Your  Content with some of our services, like message boards, forums, pin boards, and in the comments at the bottom of some news stories.

  1. When you don't own the copyright

If your creation contains content – like images, sounds, music or video – made by someone else, the copyright for that content may belong to them.

Which usually means you’ll have to get their permission to do anything with your creation.

Once you’ve got permission, you can share your creation with the public. On your website, for instance, or on social media.

Creations - what we can do with them

By uploading Your Content to the Platform, you grant us a limited, worldwide, non exclusive licence (subject to a royalty payable to you in some cases – see the section below entitled Artist and Member Accounts) to use, copy, listen, post, transmit, share and otherwise distribute, publicly perform, adapt, prepare derivative works of, compile, make available and otherwise share Your Content on our Platform with other users, Members and Artists of our Platform.

When you share your creation with us, we try to tell you exactly what we’re going to do with it. But that’s not always possible, so here’s what might happen…

When you post, upload or contribute a creation, we can:

  1. Use, host or store it in our services and content

We might:

  • Put your creations on display to inspire other people,
  1. Moderate it

Which means we can review, edit, remove or decide not to display it. And, if it breaks any laws, we can refer it to the police and other authorities.

  1. And we can use it
  • Anywhere in the world on our Platform
  • In any medium (for example TV, the internet, radio) via our Platform

And anyone we work with can do those things too.

Creations - what you can't send us

Don’t send us anything that:

  1. Was made by someone else, or that copies someone else’s creation
  2. Is illegal or defamatory (damaging to someone else’s reputation)
  3. Is inappropriate (offensive, off-topic or spam)
  4. Contains personal details
  5. Contains spam (unless you're commenting on a story about reconstituted meat)
  6. Breaks our election or referendum rules. 
  7. Puts children at risk
  8. Infringes anyone’s rights (that includes privacy rights)
  9. You’ve made as part of your job or for your business
  10. Identifies someone (unless you have their consent or, if they’re under 16, the consent of their parent or guardian).
  11. Is in contempt of court
  12. Contains links to content that can't be seen easily, may be unsafe (viruses, worms, spyware and Trojans) or automatically launches lots of windows
  13. Doesn’t comply with these terms

YourAccount

  1. Registering for an account

You need an account to use some of our services, like personal recommendations and notifications.

To keep your account safe, don’t:

  • Tell anyone your username or password
  • Give us false information
  • Try to log in as someone else
  • Try to bypass our security measures
  • Create more than one account
  • Create an account for someone else, except for your child.

And be sure to keep your details up-to-date.

  1. What we do with your information

The data you send us when you register, fill in web forms or use our services helps us to:

  • Provide you with services, recommendations, notifications and other features
  • Improve our existing services and come up with new ones.

Mishaps

We take great care to make our content and services the best they can be. So if something does go wrong, we are responsible only:

  1. If our services or content damage your device or anything on it. Should this happen, you might be able to ask for compensation under consumer protection law.

Compensation isn’t guaranteed, though. Be sure to get legal advice.

  1. For certain unlikely events. If our negligence causes death or injury, for example.
  2. If you’re an individual “consumer” and it would be unfair for us to not be held responsible.

Otherwise, we’re not liable for anything that happens if:

  • You rely on advice, data, commentary, opinions or any other content
  • There are errors, omissions, interruptions, delays, bugs or viruses not directly caused by us
  • We turn off or remove content, services, external links or creations (we’d normally only do this when we moderate, for legal reasons or if we’re improving a service)
  • The thing that happens couldn’t reasonably have been foreseen
  • The thing that happens wouldn’t usually result from the mishap
  • You and we hadn’t agreed that this thing would probably happen in the event of a mishap.

This applies to sites we link to as well as our content and services.

Speaking of which…

External links

We sometimes link to non The Purple Vision sites. And we sometimes put our services on them – when you connect with us on social media, for example.

A few things to bear in mind:

  1. We don’t endorse the sites we link to.
  2. We’re not responsible for their content or liable for anything that happens to you if you use them.
  3. If you or anyone else shares something containing a link, we’re not responsible for anything on the site it links to.
  4. External sites usually have their own terms of use.

Artists and Member Accounts

    (a) Subscription. Certain aspects of the Services provided by us may require you to purchase a subscription for a period of time as specified during sign-up (collectively a “Subscription”). This will apply to certain Artists and all Members of our site and services. Your Subscription, which may start with a trial period, will automatically continue on an annual basis for Artists and monthly basis for Members unless you cancel your Subscription as provided below or we terminate your Subscription. 

    (b) Artists. Artists will be entitled to receive payment in accordance with the terms of the Artist Incentive Scheme. Artists range from Independent Artists, Legacy Artists, Ambassador Artists or Spotlight Artists. Independent Artist means a musical artist who is not currently affiliated to a recording label and uses our network to share content and interact with other Artists Legacy Artist means a “Superstar” level musical artist hand-picked by The Purple Vision team. They may or may not be affiliated with a label and get full access to the use of our services without paying a subscription. Ambassador Artist means an established musical artist hand-picked by The Purple Vision team. They may or may not be affiliated with a label and get full access to the use of our services without paying a subscription. Spotlight Artist means a musical artist hand-picked by The Purple Vision Team. They are affiliated with a label and uses our platform without sharing content and without paying a subscription.

    (c) Payment Methods. In connection with any and all Subscriptions that Members or Artists select to purchase you must provide us with a current, valid, accepted method of payment, which may change from time to time ("Payment Method"). All Subscription purchases are subject to this Agreement and any additional terms and conditions, including any fees, imposed by your financial services provider and/or mobile carrier, as applicable. You are solely responsible for reviewing the terms of use, privacy policy or any other terms governing your use of the services provided by your financial services provider and/or mobile carrier. By providing a Payment Method in connection with any Subscription, you hereby authorize us to debit the total cost of said Subscription and agree to be responsible for any foreign transaction charges associated with your Subscription purchase. Should charges for which you are responsible fail at the time payment is required, you will be responsible for costs associated with our efforts to collect amounts due. You promise to us that all information you provide in connection with the purchase of a Subscription is true, accurate and complete. The duration and cost of Subscriptions are set by us in its sole discretion. When you purchase a Subscription, you will initially be charged at the rate applicable at the time of your initial agreement to subscribe. If the price of the Subscription increases later, we will provide you with written notice before the end of the billing period in which the change is made where required by law and/or if you are based in the United Kingdom or the European Union. If you do not accept the change to your Subscription, you will be entitled to terminate this Agreement.

    (e) Billing Cycle. As indicated during sign-up, the fee for  Subscriptions must be paid on an annual basis for Artists and monthly basis for Members. Subscription payments will be automatically billed at the beginning of each installment period as specified during sign-up.

    (f) Automatic Renewal. In order to provide continuous service, we automatically renew all Subscriptions on the date the Subscription expires. Such renewals will be for the same duration of the original subscription term and will be billed at the non-discounted rate for the Subscription as of the date of your enrollment and according to your original billing cycle method (i.e. either as a single upfront payment or an installment basis). By enrolling in a Subscription, you agree that your Subscription will be subject to the above-described automatic renewals unless you cancel your Subscription in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

IF YOU WISH TO CANCEL YOUR AUTOMATIC SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL, you may do so by visiting your account settings page https://www.thepurplevision.co.uk/account) and clicking on “Cancel My Account”. We will make reasonable efforts to process cancellation requests within two business days from the receipt of the cancellation request.

    (g) Refund Policy. If you reside in a country that is part of the European Union and have purchased a Subscription, you have the right to receive a full refund within fourteen (14) days of purchase, but only if you have not started to stream or download any Platform content through the Services. You hereby explicitly acknowledge that you lose your right to receive a refund once the streaming or downloading of the Platform Content has started. If you reside in a country that is part of the European Union and you terminate your Subscription or cancel your payment after fourteen (14) days of purchase of the subscription to the Services, we will not issue a refund for any fees paid to us, including any advance charge(s) or payment(s) for any subscription term for the Services. If you are eligible for a refund (where applicable), refunds will be issued to the credit or debit card you provided when you activated the Services, and you should allow between 7 and 10 business days for the credit to appear in your account.

If you reside in a country that is not part of the European Union and have purchased a Subscription, we will not refund any fees paid to us, including any advance charge(s) or payment(s) for any subscription term for the Services.

    (h) Charge Backs. If you dispute Subscription charges with your credit card company or financial institution, and our investigation determines the charges were valid, we may, on reasonable written notice to you, charge to your account the reasonable required cost of responding to your charge back request.

    (i) VAT.All prices for Subscriptions and other services displayed on our website are, unless expressly stated otherwise, exclusive of VAT (or any other applicable sales tax), which you may be required to pay on top.

Final stuff

A quick recap, a few extra legal bits and we’re done:

  1. As we said earlier, read these terms before using our services. When you use our services and content, you’re agreeing to:
  • These terms of use
  • Our privacy and cookies policy
  • Any other terms we’ve let you know about.

And those things replace all previous agreements between you and us about using our services or content.

  1. This is a contract between you and us. No one else has any rights to enforce its terms.
  2. English law governs these terms, and only English courts can make judgments about them.
  3. Our services and content are made available to you by Legacy Limited of 66 Prescot Street London E1 8NN.